High School Special/Youth Options Program students must be a high school junior or senior, should have a minimum 3.2 high school GPA (grade point average), have taken a college preparatory curriculum at the high school and be prepared to successfully complete college level work. High School Special/Youth Options students are limited to 1-2 courses each semester. Exceptions may be made for seniors only.
High School Special/Youth Options Program students will be required to take the UW System English and mathematics placement tests prior to registering for English and mathematics courses and for courses that require certain levels of English and mathematics as prerequisites.
Enrollment in courses with UW Colleges Online is subject to availability of space. Admission to the Youth Options Program does not guarantee space is available in a particular course.
In applying for admission, submit to UW Colleges Online Student Affairs Office the following:
Paper documents should be sent to:
UW Colleges Online
34 Schroeder Ct., Suite 200
Madison WI 53711-2525
Once admitted, a High School Special/Youth Options Program student is expected to adhere to all institution policies and procedures as published in the UW Colleges Catalog, Student Handbook, and as posted on the UWC Online website: www.online.uwc.edu. These include, but are not limited to, UWC Online drop, withdrawal, tuition refund, grading and attendance policies. In addition, all students must comply with the rules set forth by instructors.
All course work taken by a High School Special/Youth Options Program student with UW Colleges Online will be recorded and transcripted as UW Colleges credit. Such course work will become part of the student's permanent university record and may affect subsequent admission eligibility to postsecondary institutions.
If a student drops a course or withdraws from the University, the party responsible for payment of tuition and fees will be responsible for all costs incurred to the date of the drop/withdrawal based on the University's refund policy.
Learning in an online environment is quite different from learning in a traditional classroom setting and may not be an appropriate option for all students. Students planning to take online classes should possess dedication, self-discipline, and strong time management skills.
Students should plan to spend an average of 3 to 4 hours per week per credit for each fall or spring semester course, and 5 to 8 hours per week per credit for each summer course.
NOTE: To obtain this instruction sheet and/or the UW Colleges Online High School Special Student Application in electronic format, please send your email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org